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welcome to the big show. syrian rebels are threatening to execute a kidnapped ukrainian journalist if a ransom is not paid allegedly saying russian and ukrainian citizens should not be allowed to leave syria and live. britain greece gets its latest installment of bailout funds needed to keep the economy afloat exchange for a debt buyback scheme which many say is counterproductive. and as the u.n. atomic watchdog resumes talks with iran we look at why many iranians consider acquiring nuclear energy is not just a matter of necessity but of national pride. life
from moscow twenty four seven this is r.t. . but ukrainian journalist kidnapped by syrian rebels is facing execution on thursday and their captors demands for a fifty million dollar ransom are met and had been working in syria during the conflict hoping international media including r.t. european federation of journalists has strongly condemned the action as outrageous calling it a money spinning scheme middle east correspondent is following the developments. the journalist i'm happy coach never was taken hostage in october holmes the free syrian army has held her for nearly two months they've accused her of being both a russian and a syrian spy she has appeared in two you tube videos that were released earlier by the free syrian army and in one of those she appealed to the embassies of ukraine and russia as well as to the syrian government to meet the demands of the kidnappers it's very difficult to say whether in fact these demands will in fact be
made she read a text in those videos in arabic in which admitted to having participated in the fighting and having worked as a military interpreter with syrian and russian officers but engineers doubt the authenticity of these videos believing that they were made while she was under duress now the ukrainian foreign ministry has also released a statement released last month saying that officials were negotiating for her beliefs but they did not offer further details. syrian rebels are reportedly threatening to make russian ukrainian citizens in syria their prey saying they shouldn't be allowed to leave the country and live meanwhile moscow is warning that the opposition may win the conflict but i don't price. has the details now. the russian foreign ministry would not exclude the possibility of the syrian opposition forces being victorious in the military conflict in this country that is according to the deputy foreign minister minister but he stressed once again at
what price a completely unacceptable price according to the russian foreign ministry this victory may come he said that for now it has been claimed that sixty percent of syrian territory is being controlled by the pro opposition forces while. forty percent of the territory remaining under the governmental control and if the opposition will be willing to push further this may lead to more casualties with forty thousand people about forty thousand people already killed the death toll could rise to hundreds of thousands of people and this is something russia finds us completely unacceptable and believing that this price is way too high this statement comes shortly after a conference in morocco finished with around one hundred countries pledging their support to the syrian opposition the same time the violence is still taking place in the country with several terrorist attacks rocking damascus and the neighboring outskirts of damascus in the last forty eight hours. when washington is accusing
the mask of using weapons banned for use in populated areas in its fight against rebels jacob hornberger from the feature of freedom foundation says the u.s. is deliberately demonizing the syrian government. we've heard this stuff before about you know saddam hussein's debbi m d's knew was going to unleash them on the us and mushroom clouds over american cities and it was entirely bogus it was that it was a way to get the american people to support the invasion and occupation of the country and that's what all of this interventionism is all about to install their dictators into power look like how the us empire is not complaining about the dictatorship in bahrain i mean there you've got a military us military base so they got to stay quiet about that tyranny and you see what went on in egypt you see in saudi arabia i mean the us has long supported dictatorships saddam hussein was one of the ones they supported and so this is about regime change in the hopes of installing a true pro us regime but as we've learned things don't come out as theirs they
often plan to be. we're coming up the u.s. and its allies gave full endorsement to the syrian opposition despite this it may not have control of competence on the ground on line and we've got to not assist on who is actually fighting against the government of syria the tactics they are using . here is the finance ministers have rubber stamp the latest installment of bailout funds for debt ridden greece the money had been withheld for months and was dependent on athens buying back some of its debt before getting the vital cash injection but artie's people over now reports the deal might not be as good as it appears for here is a. greece has given its financial backers something of an early christmas present by buying back a chunk of its debt from them however when they take the wrapping paper off that if they don't find it a little less which they've asked for as part of a bone to buy back scheme which saw athens buy back its own problems at around
thirty four percent of their original value the international monetary fund had expected greece to be able to get its debt situation down to one hundred twenty four percent overall economic output by twenty twenty really does not seem likely right now this is because the i.m.f. to say well we won't be lending any more money to any countries that can't pay back their debts however there is a dangerous precedent with this in terms of greece being able to return the money of course private investors private creditors see greece well a lot of banks and a lot of insurance companies are already hard to take that hit well there's no way we're going to get this cash but for greece but that is subs like the i.m.f. certainly are not willing to accept right now. the euro zone's biggest banks may soon come under direct policing from brussels and move which could get fun approval
by e.u. leaders later on thursday is a key step towards a fully fledged banking union on the continent with national power concentrated into a single authority the new rules would see all banks worth more than thirty billion euros with a significant presence in europe answering directly to the european central bank stepped pipelining to the decision on how to close troubled banks. the next day max kaiser reveals how banks can get away with their dodgy dealings. and just easy to pay one point nine billion dollars fine to charges over laundering state and federal authorities decided against indicting and just be saying. money laundering or a concerned criminal charges could jump one of the world's largest banks and ultimately do sterilize the global financial system to big oil too big to jail this government condones crime and they wonder why they made roads our fire
because they will murder our fire because they've got the. u.n. atomic experts back in iran to try and make headway over tension surrounding its controversial nuclear program is the first visit since talks hit a deadlock in august and their team is hoping to get access to some sites suspected of carrying out nuclear activities but they're unlikely to get inside the parchin military facility which time tehran insists isn't on that nuclear site say that inspectors have no right to inspect it ron also consistently denies its uranium enrichment has military aims despite the lack of evidence proving otherwise israel has repeatedly threatened military action if diplomacy fails to its national reports neutral mistrust between iran and the international community has already claimed victims. three decades of pride followed by three years of mourning when
a man syria met her future husband a young physicist she immediately knew he'd come a long way indeed he went on to become one of iran's leading nuclear scientists and to it all ended one sunny morning in january two thousand and ten. there were three of them to work and then i heard it terrible explosion i rushed to see what happened he was lying like this. and i called my screwed my screwed. up my ass and i thought he was just scared but then i turned to him there was no fleece just blood in tissues he was the first victim. in a gruesome trend associated with his work since two thousand and ten at least three other nuclear scientists have been murdered in iran because he was killed last week they were working hard so their country didn't need to beg other nations for no house we have the right acquires this knowledge and feel independent. women
series husband began embarking on his nuclear career it was not a life threatening occupation in the seventy's western countries were eager to how pure run develop its own nuclear program supplying into technology with no strings attached that changed when the iranian regime deed was earlier seen as inalienable right became its biggest liability iran. would be emboldened in its pursuit of nuclear weapons billions of dollars have been pumped into the industry before the revolution at the time of the shah why should they give up now just because western powers say so while iran's nuclear program is now a target of western political discourse there is only suspicion and no internationally recognized evidence that a country is moving towards build an atomic weapon iranian officials believe all this tension is fabricated with the sole purpose to demonize them in the eyes of
international community if you have naive in your kitchen and some of the recent concert contouring. or is very dangerous maybe you want to use it to inform. this is very. george king via the perceived fear is that the iranian regime can't be trusted with a nuclear capacity but even those who want a total change of leadership see should be non-negotiable for the country. in the current form like iran was found. here. kind of rago if you're on. the. long flight from the. device which is ready to. kill them and sirius has been shown that the clock in the living room stopped at the time of his death
basically when asked and iran are equally failing to move forward iran has long insisted on its rights to develop a peaceful nuclear program but suspicion in the west has led to more and more severe sanctions the more iran resists the more the pressure builds and both sides show little sign of giving up and while the west sees only dangerous intentions people here in iran believe it's all down to pride and prejudice. for nationality from tehran. when another country that's no stranger to international isolation has recently seen condemnations soar even higher up north korea's successful rocket launch spawns concerns among its neighbors and the u.n. else can expert when there's a real danger of mature confrontation. plus the u.k. gets a pre-holiday gift with the number of unemployed dropping fast this is tempered by forecasts for the future.
the san bernardino california police force was to shrink by eighty officers this year to cover their budget deficit during a local meeting the chief of police laid out the city's problems the sea is facing waves of gang violence theft a drug trafficking both all the prisons completely overcrowded many of these criminals go right back on to the street and there's just nobody to put more police out there to fight them the police chief really only had one solution offer a given situation go home lock your door. wars and loads and you know what actually that's not that bad of a proposition america has always been a country where people been expected to look out for themselves and i appreciate the police chief's honesty but i know the world we live in and i have a feeling that the second some homeowner shoots
a guy who jumps over his fence at night that homeowners going to go to jail for life you can't expect that a nineteenth century attitude towards crime will be able to work in a twenty first century world where rapists consume you because they slipped on your slippery kitchen floor if you want people to be able to defend themselves that's great but you have to allow them the legal liberty to do so or else the criminals will just take over but that's just my opinion. wealthy british science is not. the time to. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cancer or a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to the report on
our. welcome back you're watching r.t. . criticism of a north korea's successful rocket launches widening the u.n. security council now threatening what he calls an appropriate response to spot speculation of further sanctions against pyongyang adding to the penalties that one . it's nuclear tests a few years ago the international community widely sees the inch as a step towards enabling north korea to send you clear taped. the western u.s. . insists it was merely to get a satellite into orbit to study crops and weather patterns korea expert professor
frank told r.t. the launch shows sanctions and pressure are unlikely to push the country off its military development course. sanctions are of course an appropriate means to show your political dissatisfaction but in terms of being effective if they are almost useless in terms of north korea sanctions of it applied for decades north korea had enough time to find ways around those sanctions that all humanitarian concerns of the allies to try to so i think sanctions are more or less a symbolical function but they will have very little actual effects on all three of you go to the u.n. to see a resolution that already is interpretations that all three if he doesn't believe this resolution is an offer to prohibit. all of the launches for peaceful purposes frankly speaking i do not really believe that north korea tends an all out attack on its neighbors this program including nuclear program house purely defensive and
in terms of purposes it's knows no sides are interested how a war because if you have one korea both careers the action is off for a lot as long as the regime is stable and also korea does actually get the pressure there is no immediate danger of a war breaking out what is always more of a dot com including that power in a sense will be tested only us so much and things he has and we ship as prosecutors hope he'll remember the day when he had actually killed five thousand servicemen in iraq. on the postulate that he made us felt about style activists in russia thank officials for gaping holes and this puddles on the roads. i think.
there's an early christmas present for britain the jobless rate has shrunk and its biggest cotton drop in a decade staying here is that people are ending less and unemployment remains stubbornly high so if i think spain's. well some unexpected season would share this week with official statistics showing the u.k.'s unemployment rate has fallen by eighty two thousand people between august and october well the government might have been acting like christmas is coming early but the cold hard reality is that all of course created there are going to be a huge number of people right now he simply don't recognize the pictures that they statistics the painting and that's one person is back to work you need to separate out this month's figures from kind of the medium to long term direction of the economy on the market so we're still getting some of the tail end of some pics effect and we're not sure whether when we start to move out of that period you're
going to still see this very strong employment growth particularly amongst young people take for example those on the government's work programme they have to come along to the job center as part of that program and be signed up for mandatory unpaid work experience now those people will no longer be included in the unemployment the test thank you very clearly that's very far for a more ordinary people indeed these people on the program themselves would consider employed so you can see you have to be very careful with this not these statistics giving us do you feel like the government's doing enough to help young people can see anything around me. really and how you find the on the work program a lot of young people we've spoken to have you know haven't found it all that helpful most of. the people are looking for the. person who. never would have before in their lives that's of course is not all
bad news there are some encouraging signs in the statistics but it's very early days and to conclude that the labor market here in the u.k. is back to full health with not only be foolhardy it will be dangerous in fact predictions saying that in. twenty thirteen we see each other employment that one million marker again now that could have. implications for the young labor market in the united kingdom and right now where things on the press the path of unscrewing. and millions the work is all of course the twenty thirty is looking to be very. happy. we're fighting the shoving and strong language that's ukrainian parliament's preview to electing a new speaker and becoming a familiar sight this time the fists began flying when opposition m.p.'s accused former colleagues on the trail for wanting to run independently outside opposition
activists tore down a barrier around the province. democratic country princes of its government termed as election was criticised by international observers for imprisoning ukraine's opposition leader as well as pro-government media coverage of the ruling party's unfair access to state resources. cross to some other international news this hour . in the west bank thousands of young palestinians have clashed with israeli soldiers use apparently threw stones and bottles before the troops responded with tear gas tensions are high after palestinian teenager was shot dead by israeli border police on wednesday after allegedly brandishing a gun claim denied by palestinians. riots have broken out across argentina after thirteen people were acquitted in a high profile sex slavery case demonstrators want to see. the resignation georgie's the suspects were accused of kidnapping
a young woman and forcing her into prostitution politicians the country's president supported the protest. disaster in summer which has been hit by a cyclist. evern reports of injuries yet but local media say trees are being routed and power lines are down mass evacuations have been ordered in several areas including the capital where most roads are cut off the main airport has been shut and is said to have been damaged. the u.s. has admitted detaining of more than two hundred afghan teenagers some as young as thirteen keeping them locked up for about a year without charge report to the u.n. said imprisoning the youngsters was a preventative measure against insurgency from artie's and. over the last several years what has been going on is over two hundred afghan teenagers that were
captured detained as a result of the fight against the taliban and al qaeda in afghanistan and held at a u.s. military prison. airbase and the shocking numbers here are that the age of these people was on average sixteen years old a lot of them were a lot younger we're talking about twelve thirteen fourteen year old kids held for an average of a year and curiously in many of these cases we're talking about brothers here who are sitting at a hole and just captured and detained and taken into this military prison because there is expected of being competence and in many cases it's important to underline here that these teenagers were not wearing military uniforms they were not participating in combat they were just suspected of being enemy combatants and they were taken to. the u.s. says it's a preventative measure we need to do i do everything we can to make sure these suspected enemy combatants don't return into the bottle field and cause they're not charged with any crime whatsoever there's no mandatory rule that they need to be
provided with legal assistance they're saying that these afghan teenagers were allowed for example to participate in open hearings and defend themselves afghan teenagers defending themselves we have to say that most of the many of them have been released or transferred to the afghan government at this point but many do remain as well. the kaiser reports coming up in a just a few moments here in r.t. stay with us. flying north with me in this old soviet work course of the helicopter is dr vladimir brodsky and his team from the region's medical aviation service we head across ever more barren tundra higher and higher into russia's arctic far north until eventually we see our landing spot with arrive at this tiny village after
crossing hundreds of kilometers of snowy wilderness as a boy here suffering from favre and the doctors are going to see what they can do. inside a small building not one but two babies and their parents are waiting for us the doctors inspect them but can't make a diagnosis and decide to bring them to a regional hospital for better care spread lana doesn't like taking her baby away from home but she's been before and agrees to go that's the usual practice with those who live in it and draw they keep mothers with their newborns in hospital for a month. on the way back another stop to check on the health of some native minutes reindeer herders out in the tundra it can take many hours to reach the nearest village so a medical problem simply fixed here in the tent that i should say used to be but now we can go to civilized places so we call for emergency help. back at hospital
other patients helped by the air ambulance are being treated the service costs forty million dollars a year to run and there's been controversy with some claiming that locals exaggerate or make up health problems and use the helicopters as a free taxi service accusations vladimir firmly dismisses your brother is not true . usually the calls are perfectly justified sometimes we reproach locals waiting too long before calling us he's been working as a doctor for forty three years but not him it was completed the to even after he retires his helicopter doctors who remain a lifeline to the people of the russian phone or.
i am max keiser welcome to the kaiser report first a good news three bankers have been arrested in connection with rigging live or now the bad news is the arrests were made by the serious fraud office so down hold your breath for a successful prosecution and now the really bad news over at the new york times a headline rates h.s.b.c. to pay one point two billion dollars fine to settle charges over a laundering the first sentence of to start a call proceed to tell you all you need to know whether global financial and economic systems quote state and federal authorities decided against indicting h.s.b.c. in a money laundering case over concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize one of the world's largest banks and ultimately destabilize the global financial system too big to fail too big to jail stacey. we've been warning about this for
years now and it's happened they say openly in the first paragraph of the new york times article that they didn't want to destabilize the global financial system so they got away with their crime there's no money just to see this morning they gave me this package of cocaine i opened an account over there they said here is ok ok just musing and they gave me some monkeys to play in the cocaine as well but this was an innocent looking the most is that something out of his show these monkeys that's the most ome of those you fellows. just see so they loaded money for cancer cells out of mexico they're still cocaine although i don't know what it is to believe that you're just born david cameron at number ten the muslim ventured short of cocaine all day because they obviously don't care that they're taken banks are but a laundry list well the f.t. article about this story mentions that c. had allowed itself to be used by the mexican drug cartels and therefore it was very
passive they were in themselves and gauging it but if you follow the new york times article all the way down to the very last paragraph you'll find that the reason why they even charged h.s.b.c. this fine was that in two thousand and ten the comptroller of the currency had found that h.s.b.c. had severe deficiency in the money laundering controls including sixty trillion dollars and transactions and seventeen thousand a cow was flagged as potentially suspicious activities that were not reviewed despite the findings the bank's regulator did not find the bank back then so they were already told that hey you have sixty trillion dollars and transactions that look suspicious. but in a way you could say that is our global financial system all transactions are suspicious really because a lot of them are very young collateralized by nothing but toxic waste oh yeah well it's just b.c. claims.